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What is the theme in "To Autumn" by John Keats?

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The theme of the poem "To Autumn" by John Keats is the season of autumn personified. Keats describes the sights, sounds and activities of autumn. Although Keats never called "To Autumn" an ode, it resembles his other odes written in 1819.

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The poem "To Autumn," has three stanzas. In the first stanza, autumn is described as a friend and conspirator of the sun. Both work together to ripen the fruits and flowers of the season. In the second stanza, autumn becomes a worker who is involved in various activities, such as reaping grain and making cider. Autumn is a musician in the third stanza. Here, autumn produces the sounds of the season, which Keats describes as equal to those of spring.

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